About the Oral Health Research Promotion Group

The Oral Health Promotion Research Group - Irish Link was launched in September 2003 by Dr. Mary O Farrell, Principal Dental Surgeon, aiming to raise the status of Oral Health Promotion in Ireland through the dissemination of good practice based on sound theoretical framework and practical research.   This 'All Ireland' approach linked with the UK based Oral Health Promotion Research Group (OHPRG) has strengthened links with other health professionals.   Each year the group has been supported by The Dental Health Foundation who set up an Awards to facilitate Oral Promotion Research and Development within Ireland.  We offer a bursary award of up to €1,200 to support new or existing oral health promotion initiatives. Please see attached Bursary details.

One of the greatest benefits of membership is to know that you are part of a group with whom you can share your experiences and knowledge and from whom you can receive support in promoting Oral Health.

Our Conference for 2014 will take place once again in the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 on Thursday, 11th September and our theme this year is "Promoting Oral Health - Challenge of a Lifetime".    The theme reflects both the need for oral health promotion throughout the life course, from infancy to old age, and also the fact that promoting oral health is a challenge that is faced by all oral health professionals throughout their working lives.  If you would like to attend this Conference, please complete the Registration Form here.

The varied programme is relevant to all members of the dental team, and showcases examples of current health and oral health promotion initiatives in Ireland.  Conference fee (includes lunch and tea/coffee):

Early registration (before 1st September): Dentists €50, Others €40        Fee on day of conference: €60 for all

We hope you will join us for what promises to be an informative and exciting conference!    Please see our Flyer attached.

 We look forward to seeing you on the day.

 Carmel Parnell
 Chair - OHPRG Ireland